Chronic Pain Claims

Living with chronic pain can be extremely difficult – emotionally and physically. If your pain was caused by someone else, you could have a chronic pain claim.


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Can you get compensation for chronic pain?

Chronic or persistent pain is defined as a pain that lasts for longer than 12 weeks, despite the use of medication and treatment.

At its worst, chronic pain can be debilitating – not only physically but mentally, too. Many people who suffer with chronic pain also deal with fatigue, depression, anxiety and changes in appetite.

According to the British Pain Society, chronic pain affects more than two fifths of the UK’s population. If you’re living with chronic pain after suffering an accident at work, a road traffic accident or a slip or fall, you could have a claim for compensation.

Get in touch with our friendly claims advisors for a free initial chat. We’ll ask you a few straightforward questions about your situation and let you know how we could help.

Why should I make a chronic pain claim?

Chronic pain is often difficult to diagnose, and you may be feeling frustrated or isolated as the pain you’re experiencing is not visible. But if your suffering was caused by someone else, you could be entitled to compensation and support.

We know that dealing with pain can feel all-consuming at times, and making a claim may not be the first thing on your mind. But it could help you to cover the costs associated with your recovery – this could range from the expense of medical treatment to lost earnings if you’ve had to take time off.

If the individual or organisation responsible for your injuries admits liability, your solicitor may also be able to apply for an interim payment. This will be paid out to you before your case is settled, so you’ll have the peace of mind that any immediate expenses will be dealt with.

Taking legal action can also provide a sense of closure as your pain and suffering is acknowledged by the person or company responsible. Our claims advisors can help you take the first step.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We work with personal injury solicitors who are experienced in handling chronic pain claims. These cases can be complex, so we’ll make sure you have a legal expert by your side to support you through the process and secure you the best outcome.

Our solicitors will work with you to gather essential evidence and build a strong case for compensation. So you won’t have to worry about going through it alone. We aim to reduce some of the stress involved, so you can focus on getting better.

For chronic pain claims, we work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you’ll have nothing to lose by making a claim and potentially a lot to gain.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Chronic pain claims FAQs

Is there a time limit for making a chronic pain claim?

For these types of cases you’ll usually have three years to make a claim. This could be three years from when you first developed your chronic pain condition, or from when you first became aware of it.

In cases where children are involved, you’ll have until their 18th birthday to make a claim on their behalf. They will then have until they’re 21 years old to take legal action.

We would always recommend seeking legal advice as soon as you’re able to. This will let you know where you stand in terms of claiming compensation and give you the best chance of success.

How much could I claim for chronic pain?

As with any claim, how much compensation you’re awarded will depend on your individual circumstances. But settlements from successful claims will usually be split into what’s known as general and special damages.

General damages will consider the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a result of your accident. This part of your compensation will take into account both the physical and emotional toll of your injuries.

For a rough estimate of how much you could receive in general damages, try our free compensation calculator.

Special damages are different as they are designed to cover any financial or material losses related to your injuries. This could include lost earnings, medical expenses or the cost of ongoing care.

I think I have a chronic pain claim – what do I do?

If you’ve been suffering from long-term pain, the most important thing is to see your GP. Explain the symptoms you’ve been experiencing and let them know about the accident that led to your injury.

After you’ve done this, you may consider making a claim. Our team are ready to take your call, and we’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable. If we’re able to take on your case, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors.

This will be completely up to you and we’ll never apply any pressure from our side. But if you do decide to go forward, we’ll match you with a solicitor and you’ll have an initial consultation with them.

Your solicitor will then start to gather evidence in order to determine the extent of your injuries and the impact they’ve had on your life. After this, they will approach the responsible party on your behalf, stating how much compensation they think you’re entitled to.

If liability is accepted, a fair settlement will be negotiated for your claim. If it is denied, your solicitor will continue to communicate with the other side. It’s highly unlikely that your case will go to court. But if it does, your solicitor will make sure you’re fully prepared and will be with you throughout.

To find out more, get in touch with us by phone or by requesting a callback. We also have a quick and easy online form if you’d prefer to reach us this way.

Whenever you’re ready, we’re here to help.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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